The week’s news in the ceramic world
🔥 Applications are open for the International Ceramics Competition Carouge 2022, with the theme Bling-Bling?. This theme opens the doors to a lurid, flashy world, but can also be addressed in a critical and/or humorous way. The competition is aligned with the 50th Congress of the International Academy of Ceramics (AIC), and the Parcours Céramique Carougeois. Applications deadline: March 1, 2022.
🗓 There’s a week left to register for the 34th California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts (CCACA 2021), organized by the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. Conceived by the need for dialogue and direct interaction between artists and students, CCACA 2021 brings the ultimate ceramic sculpture event to Davis, CA, with demonstrations, lectures, shows, and face-to-face meetings with distinguished ceramic sculptors.
🙌 This week, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) hosts Cultivating Community, an online symposium which highlights presenters and issues that are engaging with how to work collectively and effectively through and with ceramics to sustain and generate a field that strives to be more accessible, inclusive, diverse, and respectful. Registration is free; donations are welcome.
🎓 The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard is hosting three artist talks this month with their Artists in Residence: Deighton Abrams, Andrew Castañeda, and Shea Burke. Join them online via Zoom to get to know these artists and their work.
🗨 The Clay Studio invites you tomorrow to a conversation with Robert Lugo and Jennifer Zwilling, about Lugo’s new show God Complex: Different Philadelphia at Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania. The online talk is part of The Clay Studio’s Lunch & Learn series.
⏩ On Friday, you can join Rhiannon Ewing-James, the British Ceramics Biennial Creative Producer, in an online tour of the BCB festival hub. This tour will give you an insight of the BCB 2021 festival and introduce you to the some of the artists exhibiting in this year’s biennial.
🔍 Kazunori Hamana in collaboration with Yukiko Kuroda is on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles / Doris Dittrich: Witness to our times is on view at Galateea Gallery, Bucharest / Richard W. James: Artifact is on view at the Red Lodge Clay Center / PREVIEW: Sydney Contemporary 2021 is on view at Sabbia Gallery, Sydney / The Elemental: Music of the Spheres is on view at A Lighthouse called Kanata, Tokyo / Bend, Bubble and Shine: Copenhagen Ceramics is on view at Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles / Sydnie Jimenez: Skirts and Hoodies is on view at Lucy Lacoste Gallery, Concord / Solid Ground is on view at Aalto University, Helsinki
Have a look at these ceramic exhibitions that were recently featured on our website.
- Daisuke Iguchi: Deepening is on view at Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto
- Nature. Traces & Reflections is on view at the CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark
- Spreading from Mino, Japan—The Present Situation of Ceramic Art is on view at Tajimi City Cultural Atelier gallery VOICE
- Taste Contemporary presents Distorted Duets at La Fonderie Kugler, Geneva
- Clay Pop: Curated by Alia Williams is on view at Jeffrey Deitch, New York
Featured image: Solid Ground at Aalto University, Helsinki